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Pressure Effects on Phospholipids and Proteins

  • K. Heremans

Abstract

In this paper we review recent experimental results and ideas about pressure effects on the behaviour of proteins and lipids. The approach will be physico-chemical. The interested reader is referred to other papers presented in this volume (see also Paton et al.,1984) for the biological background to these studies. For the physical chemist, the biological relevance is indeed not the primary motivation for high pressure studies. The results of the physical pressure studies have given us new insights into the behaviour of molecules of biological origin. We will demonstrate this with examples from the lipid and the protein field. Topics not considered here are reviewed elsewhere (Heremans, 1982; Weber and Drickamer, 1983).

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High Spin Activation Volume Pressure Effect Heme Protein Sperm Whale 
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